Health


Province to provide an update on COVID-19 response
- January 06, 2021

Alberta Health recorded another 96 deaths between December 30 and January 3, bringing the overall provincial death toll to 1,142. Sturgeon County has 44 active cases with 482 people having recovered. It's in the air as we speak", he said, later adding the shipment contained 13,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. As of January 4, 26,269 doses of vaccine had been administered in Alberta or just under 57 per cent of delivered vaccines. (more...)
First person in United Kingdom receives new Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine First person in United Kingdom receives new Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- January 06, 2021

Some areas in the region have more than 1,000 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as nurse Jennifer Dumasi is injected with the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, during a visit to view the vaccination programme at the Chase Farm Hospital in north London. (more...)
Gov. Cuomo announces NY's new vaccine rollout plan to start Monday Gov. Cuomo announces NY's new vaccine rollout plan to start Monday
- January 06, 2021

In total, 33 countries and four USA states - California, Colorado, Florida and NY - have identified the B.1.1.7 variant, according to officials. "Hospitals that do not do a good job of getting the vaccine out will have their allocations transferred to hospitals that are doing a good job at getting the vaccine out", DeSantis said at a briefing. (more...)
The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on January 5, 2021 The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on January 5, 2021
- January 05, 2021

As of 8 p.m. Monday, the province had partially vaccinated just over 50,000 people; it expects to receive 56,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week and 290,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through the month. Both vaccines require a second dose by provided either 21 days or 28 days after the first shot is administered. Ontario health officials have confirmed three new cases of the COVID-19 United Kingdom variant, bringing the total in the province to six. (more...)
"Premature" to change authorized COVID-19 vaccines dosing, schedules, FDA says
- January 05, 2021

So far, just over 4 million Americans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The available data continues to support the use of two specified doses of each authorized vaccine at specified intervals, the FDA said. "I want to thank the Ministry of Health of Israel for their efforts, as their team have worked tirelessly alongside ours to ensure a timely authorization of this vaccine", Moderna's CEO, Stéphane Bancel, said in a statement . (more...)
First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
- January 05, 2021

The new South African coronavirus variant is not anticipated to bypass the protection of current vaccines, an expert has said. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today program on Monday, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "I'm incredibly anxious about the South African variant, and that's why we took the action that we did to restrict all flights from South Africa". (more...)
Wisconsin pharmacist thought vaccine was unsafe Wisconsin pharmacist thought vaccine was unsafe
- January 05, 2021

Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses, from refrigerators at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, in an attempt to destroy them because he believed - wrongly - that they were risky and could alter human DNA. (more...)
Third lockdown as COVID mutation puts NHS under pressure Third lockdown as COVID mutation puts NHS under pressure
- January 05, 2021

Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland also are imposing strict limits. In the televised address on Monday, Mr Johnson announced the stringent new controls will be in place for seven weeks at least, until the middle of February. "Our scientists have confirmed this new variant is between 50 and 70% more transmissible". "We have made a decision to introduce from midnight, for the duration of January, a legal requirement to stay at home, except for essential purposes", Sturgeon told ... (more...)
UK PM Announces Full Lockdown In England Amid Rising Covid Cases UK PM Announces Full Lockdown In England Amid Rising Covid Cases
- January 05, 2021

The new strain of Covid-19 is up to 70 percent more transmissible and has now spread to several countries across the globe after first being discovered in the south of England. While the Covid-19 alert level is to be moved to five - the highest setting - the UK's chief medical officers have recommended. Workers will once again be expected to work from home unless they are unable to do so, for example those working in construction workers or key workers. (more...)
India Successfully Cultures UK-variant of Sars-CoV-2: ICMR India Successfully Cultures UK-variant of Sars-CoV-2: ICMR
- January 05, 2021

According to ICMR, no other country has managed to successfully isolate and culture the United Kingdom variant. ICMR further added, vero cell lines were used by the scientists of ICMR-NIV to culture the UK-variant of the virus. From 25 November to 23 December midnight, around 33,000 passengers had disembarked at various Indian airports from the UK. The UK government's chief medical officer Chris Whitty was also quoted as saying by The Guardian, "Nervtag now considers that the new strain can ... (more...)
What can you do during the new national lockdown? What can you do during the new national lockdown?
- January 05, 2021

Schools and colleges across both countries are now closed to all but vulnerable pupils and the children of essential workers. University students will not be allowed to return to their institutions. It can also be kept in the fridge, while Pfizer-BioNTech's requires storage at ultra-low temperatures. The new vaccine will be administered at a small number of hospitals for the first few days so authorities can watch out for any adverse reactions. (more...)
NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 7814, positivity rate 7.45 pct: governor NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 7814, positivity rate 7.45 pct: governor
- January 05, 2021

And that's why I say to you today that I want to take the vaccine. NY has now outpaced Florida in giving out the COVID-19 vaccine, but is still trailing other states including Alaska, Oklahoma and West Virginia, the latest CDC data shows . (more...)
COVID-19 in Sask COVID-19 in Sask
- January 05, 2021

Saskatchewan reported 286 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as well as two deaths among people who have tested positive for the illness. The new cases are located in the North Central (63), Regina (48), Far North East (46), Saskatoon (41), Far North West (18), North West (17), South East (9), Central East (8), South Central (8), North East (5), Central West (5), Far North Central (1), and South West (1) zones. (more...)
County adds nine new cases, one death to COVID totals County adds nine new cases, one death to COVID totals
- January 05, 2021

The four-day increase works out to an average of 195 new cases a day, up from an average of about 83 new cases per day in the last week of December. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Adams County increased by 15 percent this week, increasing the cases by 614 to a total of 4,768. (more...)
Ontario confirms three more cases of contagious new strain of COVID-19
- January 05, 2021

They have not recently travelled, but have a close contact who has a history of travel to Dubai. "The third case is in a resident of the City of Toronto with recent travel to the United Kingdom", Yaffe added. The new cases announced by Yaffe Monday brings Ontario's total known number of cases of the variant to six so far. Yafee added that Public Health Ontario continues to screen for gene variations in virus samples collected from positive patients, particularly in people who have ... (more...)
Scotland announces new coronavirus lockdown as England to also take 'further steps' Scotland announces new coronavirus lockdown as England to also take 'further steps'
- January 05, 2021

The new lockdown will last at least six weeks, and will see schools and non-essential shops closed. During a televised address on Monday, the prime minister announced the tougher restrictions will come into force from midnight tonight, as the United Kingdom saw a record 58,784 more lab-confirmed coronavirus infections, with a further 407 deaths. (more...)
Britain authorizes mixing of vaccines Britain authorizes mixing of vaccines
- January 05, 2021

Of that, approximately 120,000 doses have been reserved for long-term care facilities and 280,000 doses have been allocated to hospitals and community sites for front-line healthcare workers . Mary Ramsay, head of British Public Health Department of Immunization, said this, Reuters reported. "There's been in no other advanced jurisdiction an approval given for the [AstraZeneca] vaccine, there have been emergency authorisations given". (more...)
Britain locks down again as European Union trips up on vaccines Britain locks down again as European Union trips up on vaccines
- January 05, 2021

On Sunday there were almost 55,000 new cases, and in total more than 75,000 people in the country have died with COVID-19 during the pandemic - the second highest toll in Europe. AstraZeneca previously said a dosing regimen spaced up to 12 weeks apart was safe and effective in clinical trials: "The authorization recommends two doses administered with an interval of between 4 and 12 weeks". (more...)
A third of Ontario's LTC homes are now in COVID-19 outbreak A third of Ontario's LTC homes are now in COVID-19 outbreak
- January 05, 2021

Barbara Yaffe says. Over 49,800 additional tests have been completed since yesterday. There were 1,190 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 333 patients in intensive care. There have been 33,191 doses of the vaccines administered to date. Daily case counts have remained above 2,000 for weeks, with Friday's 2,476 , Thursday's 3,328 , Wednesday's 2,923 , Tuesday's 2,553 , and Monday's 1,939. (more...)
California's COVID-19 numbers grow with hospitals swamped California's COVID-19 numbers grow with hospitals swamped
- January 05, 2021

At least 44 staff members at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose tested positive for Covid-19 over the past week, and one died as a result of complications from the disease, according to a hospital spokesperson. While the exact cause of the outbreak is under investigation, the costume is "a likely source", it said. United Kingdom health workers are preparing to reactivate seven emergency Covid-19 field hospitals , as a surge of coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of a new, more ... (more...)

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